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2018 Toyota Tacoma Body Structure

Body Structure Toyota put ultra-high-strength steel 1,500 MPa-level steel into the Tacoma’s A- and B-pillars to protect occupants in the 2018 Toyota Tacoma. Every Tacoma has standard three-point seatbelts for all seating positions, driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, driver and ...

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2018 Kia Rio Body Structure

The 2018 Kia Rio is packed full of passive and active safety systems. The body structure has 30% more Advanced High-Strength Steel (AHSS) for increased rigidity.  Notice the increased use of AHSS (red) in the front of the vehicle near the firewall.  This material will not rip or tear during a dash lift or roll.  Something to keep in mind.

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2018 Kia Sportage Body Structure

2018 Kia Sportage The 2018 Sportage Kia unibody boasts chassis rigidity based on Advanced High-Strength Steel. With 51% AHSS, the Sportage is even stronger and lighter. Hot-stamped AHSS components in 14 core stress areas help provide maximum crash protection, better ...

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